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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:02 pm 
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But I reckon so long as I steer clear of supporting whoever the U.S. Government is supporting, I won't end up with egg on my face.


Just follow Canaduh. :D


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But I reckon so long as I steer clear of supporting whoever the U.S. Government is supporting, I won't end up with egg on my face.


Just follow Canaduh. :D


And Canaduh says Maduro must go, so there.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:11 pm 
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Just snipe him and follow up with a series of apologies.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:19 pm 
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Just snipe him and follow up with a series of apologies.


Nah, just slip him some polonium. If the Russians can get away with it, surely the Canucks can.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:30 pm 
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One thing is for sure the inflation rate is pretty high. Like over a million percent high.

https://tradingeconomics.com/venezuela/inflation-cpi

I'd be a little miffed with the current government I have to say

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:33 pm 
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Sounds apalling, doesn't it?

Can you imagine how badly that would effect millions of Venezuelans, if they weren't all using the US Dollar for their everyday transactions?

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Thought I'd do a little light googling on life in Venezuela. Things did not bode well under the 'People also searched for...' bit:

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Sounds apalling, doesn't it?

Can you imagine how badly that would effect millions of Venezuelans, if they weren't all using the US Dollar for their everyday transactions?

>*^*<


Clearly they should have adopted Bitcoin instead.


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IKR.

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if Venezuela establishes a Block-chain currency backed by its oil reserves?

(You guys know that "Initial Coin Offerings" are a thing now, right?)

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IKR.

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if Venezuela establishes a Block-chain currency backed by its oil reserves?


You mean like get laughed out of the room like they were when they tried getting into the Bitcoin craze last year?

That sure blew up in their faces.

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IKR.

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if Venezuela establishes a Block-chain currency backed by its oil reserves?


You mean like get laughed out of the room like they were when they tried getting into the Bitcoin craze last year?

That sure blew up in their faces.



Ha! Chortle! (Knee slap)

Those fools!


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Military intervention in the Middle East is a bit old hat now, so maybe a bit of action in South America wouldn't go amiss.

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FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America’s War on Venezuela

by GARIKAI CHENGU


American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America’s economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind.

The fact that for America the issue in Venezuela is oil, not democracy, will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history. Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves on the planet.

America seeks control of Venezuela because it sits atop the strategic intersection of the Caribbean, South and Central American worlds. Control of the nation, has always been a remarkably effective way to project power into these three regions and beyond.

From the first moment Hugo Chavez took office, the United States has been trying to overthrow Venezuela’s socialist movement by using sanctions, coup attempts, and funding the opposition parties. After all, there is nothing more undemocratic than a coup d’état.

United Nations Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur, Alfred de Zayas, recommended, just a few days ago, that the International Criminal Court investigate economic sanctions against Venezuela as a possible crime against humanity perpetrated by America.

Over the past five years, American sanctions have cut Venezuela off from most financial markets, which have caused local oil production to plummet. Consequently, Venezuela has experienced the largest decline in living standards of any country in recorded Latin American history.

Prior to American sanctions, socialism in Venezuela had reduced inequality and poverty whilst pensions expanded. During the same time period in America, it has been the absolute reverse. President Chavez funnelled Venezuela’s oil revenues into social spending such as free+6 healthcare, education, subsidized food networks, and housing construction.

In order to fully understand why America is waging economic war on the people of Venezuela one must analyse the historical relationship between the petrodollar system and Sanctions of Mass Destruction: Prior to the 20th century, the value of money was tied to gold. When banks lent money they were constrained by the size of their gold reserves. But in 1971, U.S. President Richard Nixon took the country off the gold standard. Nixon and Saudi Arabia came to an Oil For Dollars agreement that would change the course of history and become the root cause of countless wars for oil. Under this petrodollar agreement the only currency that Saudi Arabia could sell its oil in was the US dollar. The Saudi Kingdom would in turn ensure that its oil profits flow back into U.S. government treasuries and American banks.

In exchange, America pledged to provide the Saudi Royal family’s regime with military protection and military hardware.

It was the start of something truly great for America. Access to oil defined 20th-century empires and the petrodollar agreement was the key to the ascendancy of the United States as the world’s sole superpower. America’s war machine runs on, is funded by, and exists in protection of oil.

Threats by any nation to undermine the petrodollar system are viewed by Washington as tantamount to a declaration of war against the United States of America.

Within the last two decades Iraq, Iran, Libya and Venezuela have all threatened to sell their oil in other currencies. Consequently, they have all been subject to crippling U.S. sanctions.

Over time the petrodollar system spread beyond oil and the U.S. dollar slowly but surely became the reserve currency for global trades in most commodities and goods. This system allows America to maintain its position of dominance as the world’s only superpower, despite being a staggering $23 trillion in debt.

With billions of dollars worth of minerals in the ground and with the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela should not only be wealthy, but her people the envy of the developing world. But the nation is essentially broke because American sanctions have cut them off from the international financial system and cost the economy $6 billion over the last five years. Without sanctions, Venezuela could recover easily by collateralizing some of its abundant resources or its $8 billion of gold reserves, in order to get the loans necessary to kick-start their economy.

In order to fully understand the insidious nature of the Venezuelan crisis, it is necessary to understand the genesis of economic sanctions. At the height of World War Two, President Truman issued an order for American bombers to drop “Fat Man” and “Little Boy” on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 140,000 people instantly. The gruesome images that emerged from the rubble were broadcast through television sets across the world and caused unprecedented outrage. The political backlash forced U.S. policy makers to devise a more subtle weapon of mass destruction: economic sanctions.

The term “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD) was first defined by the United Nations in 1948 as “atomic explosive weapons, radioactive material weapons, lethal chemical and biological weapons, and any weapons developed in the future which have characteristics comparable in destructive effect to those of the atomic bomb or other weapons mentioned above”.

Sanctions are clearly the 21st century’s deadliest weapon of mass destruction.

In 2001, the U.S. administration told us that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction; Iraq was a terrorist state; Iraq was tied to Al Qaeda. It all amounted to nothing. In fact, America already knew that the only weapons of mass destruction that Saddam had were not nuclear in nature, but rather chemical and biological. The only reason they knew this in advance was because America sold the weapons to Saddam to use on Iran in 1991.

What the U.S. administration did not tell us was that Saddam Hussein used to be a strong ally of the United States. The main reason for toppling Saddam and putting sanctions on the people of Iraq was the fact that Iraq had ditched the Dollar-for-Oil sales.

The United Nations estimates that 1.7 million Iraqis died due to Bill Clinton’s sanctions; 500,000 of whom were children. In 1996, a journalist asked former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, about these UN reports, specifically about the children. America’s top foreign policy official, Albright, replied: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price – we think the price is worth it.” Clearly, U.S. sanctions policies are nothing short of state-sanctioned genocide.

Over the last five years, sanctions have caused Venezuelan per capita incomes to drop by 40 percent, which is a decline similar to that of war torn Iraq and Syria at the height of their armed conflicts. Millions of Venezuelans have had to flee the country. If America is so concerned about refugees, Trump should stop furthering disastrous foreign policies that actually createthem. Under Chavez, Venezuela had a policy of welcoming refugees. President Chavez turned Venezuela into the wealthiest society in Latin America with the best income equality.

Another much vilified leader who used oil wealth to enrich his people, only to be put under severe sanctions, is Muammar Gaddafi. In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa; however, by the time he was assassinated, Gaddafi had turned Libya into Africa’s wealthiest nation. Perhaps, Gaddafi’s greatest crime, in the eyes of NATO, was his quest to quit selling Libyan oil in U.S. Dollars and denominate crude sales in a new gold backed common African currency. In fact, in August 2011, President Obama confiscated $30 billion from Libya’s Central Bank, which Gaddafi had earmarked for the establishment of an African Central Bank and the African gold-backed Dinar currency.

Africa has the fastest growing oil industry in the world and oil sales in a common African currency would have been especially devastating for the American dollar, the U.S. economy, and particularly the elite in charge of the petrodollar system.

It is for this reason that President Clinton signed the now infamous Iran-Libya Sanctions Act, which the United Nations Children’s Fund said caused widespread suffering among civilians by “severely limiting supplies of fuel, access to cash, and the means of replenishing stocks of food and essential medications.” Clearly, U.S. sanctions are weapons of mass destruction.

Not so long ago, Iraq and Libya were the two most modern and secular states in the Middle East and North Africa, with the highest regional standards of living. Nowadays, U.S. Military intervention and economic sanctions have turned Libya and Iraq into two of the world’s most failed nations.

“They want to seize Libya’s oil and they care nothing about the lives of the Libyan people,” remarked Chavez during the Western intervention in Libya in 2011.

In September 2017, President Maduro made good on Chavez’s promise to list oil sales in Yuan rather than the US dollar. Weeks later Trump signed a round of crippling sanctions on the people of Venezuela.

On Monday, U.S. National Security adviser John Bolton announced new sanctions that essentially steal $7 billion from Venezuela’s state owned oil company. At that press conference Bolton brazenly flashed a note pad that ominously said “5,000 troops to Colombia”. When confronted about it by the media, Bolton simply said, “President Trump stated that all options are on the table”.

America’s media is unquestionably the most corrupt institution in America. The nation’s media may quibble about Trump’s domestic policies but when it comes to starting wars for oil abroad they sing in remarkable unison. Fox News, CNN and the New York Times all cheered the nation into war in Iraq over fictitious weapons of mass destruction, whilst America was actually using sanctions of mass destruction on the Iraqi people. They did it in Libya and now they are doing it again in Venezuela. Democracy and freedom have always been the smoke screen in front of capitalist expansion for oil, and the Western Media owns the smoke machine. Economic warfare has long since been under way against Venezuela but military warfare is now imminent.

Trump just hired Elliot Abrams as U.S. Special Envoy for Venezuela, who has a long and torrid history in Latin America. Abrams pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the Iran Contra affair, which involved America funding deadly communist rebels, and was the worst scandal in the Reagan Era. Abrams was later pardoned by George Bush Senior. America’s new point man on Venezuela also lied about the largest mass killing in recent Latin American history by U.S. trained forces in El Salvador.

There is nothing more undemocratic than a coup d’état. A UN Human Rights Council Rapporteur, Alfred de Zayas, pointed out that America’s aim in Venezuela is to “crush this government and bring in a neoliberal government that is going to privatise everything and is going to sell out, a lot of transitional corporations stand to gain enormous profits and the United States is driven by the transnational corporations.”

Ever since 1980, the United States has steadily devolved from the status of the world’s top creditor country to the world’s most indebted country. But thanks to the petrodollar system’s huge global artificial demand for U.S. dollars, America can continue exponential military expansion, record breaking deficits and unrestrained spending.

America’s largest export used to be manufactured goods made proudly in America. Today, America’s largest export is the U.S. dollar. Any nation like Venezuela that threatens that export is met with America’s second largest export: weapons, chief amongst which are sanctions of mass destruction.

Garikai Chengu is an Ancient African historian. He has been a scholar at Harvard, Stanford and Columbia University. Contact him on garikai.chengu@gmail.com

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Just look at all those CIA plants!

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So the U.K. And most of the important EU countries now back the opposition

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So the U.K. And most of the important EU countries now back the opposition


But according to Holyman and the Maduro apologists on the left....apparently it's all somehow a US plot and conspiracy. All of it is just a ploy by the US to something! None of these nations came to this conclusion willingly or of their own accord, it's all the US pulling strings like a puppet somehow!

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MIDNIGHT wrote:
So the U.K. And most of the important EU countries now back the opposition


But according to Holyman and the Maduro apologists on the left....apparently it's all somehow a US plot and conspiracy. All of it is just a ploy by the US to something! None of these nations came to this conclusion willingly or of their own accord, it's all the US pulling strings like a puppet somehow!


I wonder where all these crazy ideas came from!


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It's quite a crazy idea that other nations are allowed to decide who should be President of a sovereign nation.

Maduro got more votes than Guido.

More Venezuelans want Maduro as President than want Guido in the job.

That's a fact.

You have to first disprove that fact, before you can legitimately side with all the other NeoLiberal states that *DEFINITELY* don't want Venezuela's oil socialised.

Prove that more Venezuelans want Guido as Pres, rather than Maduro.

Then, your plaintive cries of "No Fair!", would have some merit.

But if you can't prove that...

Well... You know what you need to do.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2019

Bloody Canada: Cheerleading the Lima Group’s Plot to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela

by MARIA PAEZ VICTOR


Canada has become the cheerleader of the Lima Group, an ad-hoc, self-appointed busybody group formed specifically to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela.

Unable to get the OAS votes needed to agree to their nefarious plot, this is a group of governments with no official international standing, few democratic principles, most led by known discredited leaders spouting market ideology. Canada has allied itself throwing all of its diplomatic and economic support for a man who self-proclaimed himself president of Venezuela in a public plaza, violating the country’s constitution and all electoral rules. So much for the “respect for the rule of law” that the Canadian Foreign Minister, C. Freeland so frequently spouts.

These are the main members of the Lima Group:

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Canada, doing its best to do the US’s dirty work in exchange for a trade deal

Colombia: 65% of the world’s cocaine production comes from Colombia; it is the world’s most dangerous place for labour leaders due to their ongoing assassinations, assassination of rural and indigenous leaders and recently the assassination of the leaders of the FARC who laid down their arms in a peace treaty. Paramilitary and narco mafia are rampant in this country.

Peru: its president was NOT elected; its former president had to be removed because of proven corruption by their own courts.

Argentina: Macri is famously included in the Panama Papersfor corruption; his popularity is dramatically down. He even jailed the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (women seeking their lost children during the Pinochet era).

Brazil: Bolsonaro is president only because he jailed his key opponent who led the polls: Lula. He has boasted of giving the police the right to shoot to kill anyone they SUSPECT are criminals. He is a blatant, extremist. He has declared that the Amazon is now “open for business” and will allow development there.

Paraguay: its president came to power through a judicial coup d’etat.


Freeland, a throwback to the Cold War, has trashed the former dignified independent foreign policies of Pierre Eliot Trudeau, father of the present prime minister. P.E. Trudeau defended Canada’s sovereignty and independent foreign policy in the face of powerful USA pressure during the Cold War to break with Cuba and China, which he refused. Prime Minister Jean Chretien resisted strong USA pressure to join the war against Iraq. However, Justin Trudeau, unlike his predecessors, has caved to the pressure of the USA and his own foreign affairs minister and has cast his country as a lap dog of the most erratic and amoral USA president in living memory.

President Maduro was re-elected in the May 20, 2018 presidential elections in which 6 opposition candidates took part supported by 16 opposition parties. Just because 3 opposition parties chose not to participate, by their own decision, does NOT invalidate the election. The results were:

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President Maduro: 6.3 million votes, 67%

Henry Falcón: 1.9 million votes, 20.9%

Javier Bertucci: 996,181 votes, 10.8 %

The losing candidates all accepted the results as valid.

The 150 international independent observers all accepted the election process as clean and transparent including Mayor Anthony Witherspoon of Magnolia, Mississippi. See video.


A comparison with other regional presidents show that Nicolás Maduro had a higher percentage of votes than they:

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Maduro (2018) 67% votes

Trump (2016) 46% votes

Macri (2015) 51.2%

Santos (2014) 53.1%

Piñera (2017) 54.6%


With an electoral process that Jimmy Carter declared the best in the world, how does this make President Maduro illegitimate? The voting process has an electronic, fingerprint and paper trail, practically fraud proof, and it is the same system used in 2015 when the opposition gained the most votes for the legislature and indeed in which Guaidó was elected. Why was it fine then when the opposition won but not fine when they have lost?

So let us not accept the farce that the quarrel with Venezuela is about illegitimacy and democracy. This is not even a coup d’etat; it is a blatant neo-colonial war against Venezuela to reduce it to a puppet state and take possession of its oil, gold and other resources. These are modern pirates acting on behalf of corporate capital.

Furthermore, the USA has admitted it wants to “take back Latin America” and intends to go after Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia as the Wall St. Journal so plainly said (U.S. Push to Oust Venezuela’s Maduro Marks First Shot in Plan to Reshape Latin America – WSJ).

The USA wants to put in their place those uppity Latinos who think they can have any sort of independent policies that do not agree with the USA dominance of the Hemisphere. There is a lot of racism here. Also the USA is alarmed at the huge investments that China and Russia have made in Venezuela and Latin America in general.

Guaido’s party Voluntad Popular (VP), is the most violent and right wing opposition party in Venezuela. One of its leaders, Maria Corina Machado was interviewed on the public Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) on Feb. 1. She has openly, repeatedly, shamelessly and in front of numerous TV and radio cameras, urged mobs to violence and she has most recently publicly threatened the life of President Maduro. She has also been invited to speak with Ottawa politicians.

Guaidó and his party carried out the terrible street violence of 2014, which they named “La Salida” (The Exit). It resulted in 114 innocent people being killed. Several young men were burned alive suspected of being “Chavistas”. This was the worst street violence ever seen on the streets of Venezuela. The leader of the party, Leopoldo López was jailed, after a long and fair trial with the best lawyers money can buy, sentenced for his responsibility for unleashing this terror and the ensuing 114 deaths.

A simple Google search would have shown Ottawa politicians and the CBC, the videos of the street terror that the VP unleashed and the salient role Guaidó, López and Machado played. López and Machado are members of two of the country’s richest families, key part of an elite that governed Venezuela for 40 years using the oil revenues for their own enrichment and left 80% of their people impoverished.

Guaidó, a son of Spanish immigrants, is a useful idiot, a thug who will be thrown into the trashcan of history for his treason. He does not command any type of institution, not one policeman, not one ministry, no official agency of any sort. He is a president in his own mind and that of the USA Embassy where he is holed out.

Now Canadian politicians and media choose to back people known for using violence (not ballots) to overthrow a legitimate government. VP spectacularly lost support among people who are opposed to the government due to the violence they unleashed. VP regularly feeds outlandish lies to the foreign mainstream media.

Why are not the more moderate Venezuelan opposition members invited to Ottawa and interviewed on CBC, those who have not urged crowds to violence or to overthrow governments and have participated in elections?

As to the erosion of Canada’s reputation in Latin America, what the Canadian mining companies started, Freeland has fully confirmed and amplified: the present Canadian government has shown it cares not a whit about human rights, environmental damages, international law or the often cited “rule of law”, only its own narrowly perceived interests.

In opposing the legitimately elected president of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro, and advocating for a bogus, self-appointed CIA trained puppet Guaidó what exactly does Freeland and Justin Trudeau think will happen, or have they not thought this out? There could be 3 consequences:

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(1) A coup d’etat

(2) A military intervention by USA, Colombian or Brazilian troops, or all of them together

(3) A civil war that can easily spiral into a regional war.


Is this what Canadians want and will approve?

What Canadian law is there, where in the UN Charter or in the OAS Charter does it say that any foreign country has the right to demand the ouster of the elected government of another country in favour of a self-proclaimed individual?

And while Freeland spouts platitudes of how Canada respects the rule of law not even the USA itself believes it is opposing President Maduro to protect democracy. Trump has openly stated, gangster-like, that they want the country’s resources. That is the Libya and Ukraine model: first set up a parallel government; secondly, stage a false flag (perhaps the murder of Guaidó?), then invade and divide up the country’s resources among the willing partners.

Oh yes, the loot. There is always a promise of loot among conspirators. The US hopes to dismember Venezuela like a giant cake. Exxon Mobil wants the oil. The international banks want the gold. Colombia wants to control or possess the eastern oil rich area next to its border. Brazil wants carte blanche for its big energy corporation. Guyana wants the Esequivo region on the eastern border handed to them – that is, to Exxon Mobil, and Paraguay wants the huge debt it owes to Venezuela to quietly disappear. And it is not a wild guess to think that Canada obtained its recent Free Trade deal with Trump as a quid-pro-quo: lead the charge against Venezuela and you get your deal. And the oil producers in Canada (mostly USA owned) will shed no tears over the destruction of Venezuelan crude production. Make no mistake about it, these are the modern carpetbaggers.

If any one of these alternatives occur, coup, invasion or civil war, there will be blood on the hands of Justin Trudeau and his cabinet as they play with fire and ignore international law, on the Canadian media that so irresponsibly fail to do their due diligence and unfortunately, on the hands of every Canadian that has ignored or looked away at the outrages its government is doing in their name, following obediently the USA neo-colonial war of pillage against Venezuela. They will have to live with the stain of whatever innocent blood is spilt for a very long time, perhaps forever.

María Páez Victor, Ph.D. is a Venezuelan born sociologist living in Canada.

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^ bollocks

Canada hasn’t “caved” to anyone — we say what the hell we want. Stopped reading at that point.

Where do you get these people??


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PBFMullethunter wrote:
Where do you get these people??


The far-left. The same place where it's acceptable to be a dictator ruling by decree and squashing all opposition with force so long as you slag on the United States. You can even commit genocide, so long as you slag on the United States.

That's the kind of people this article is from.

As for Canada "caving", the only caving it needs to do is finally reveal where that one is in like Victoria State Park near the start of the Columbia River. And then you need to explore it and report back your findings!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:53 am 
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PBFMullethunter wrote:
^ bollocks

Canada hasn’t “caved” to anyone — we say what the hell we want. Stopped reading at that point.

Where do you get these people??


I didn't have you pegged as a Nationalist MH...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:42 pm 
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SomeGuy wrote:
The far-left. The same place where it's acceptable to be a dictator ruling by decree and squashing all opposition with force so long as you slag on the United States.


Can you prove that more Venezuelans want Guiado as President, than want Maduro in the post?

Also:

Assuming you are absolutely correct in all of your observations and opinions about Venezuela, and the governments of the United States, Canada, and those in Europe and elsewhere, succeed in deposing Maduro and installing Guiado in his place...

...How will the majority of Venezuelans react to having their desired election results overturned by foreign governments?

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