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 Post subject: Re: More news from a the people's paradise.....
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:21 pm 
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This stack of 14,600,000 bolivars, or about $2.22 U.S., would buy this chicken at a mini-market in Catia, a low-income neighborhood of Caracas on Aug. 16.

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Juan the Venezuelan wanders into corner market looking for chicken....sees the 14.6 million bolivar price tag....digs into his pocket and realizes that he only has 7 million bolivars.....looks up at butcher "How much just for the chicken parts?"

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Well, pretty good size chicken at least. ;)

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Well, pretty good size chicken at least. ;)


That may not be your typical chicken in Venezuela, not only based on size but also freshness.

The country with some of the largest reserves on the planet is having a hard time keeping the lights on because it can't keep the power plants running.

As a result, butchers and stores are selling spoiled meat because they cannot keep their refrigerators running without electricity:

https://apnews.com/038d186812944352b7f98d68f341a4d8

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Seems like you would have room to move on price to move the merchandise.


Pollo fresca! Solamente 14 milliones de Bolvarios! <sniffs the merchandise> 7 milliones de Bolivarios!

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Well, pretty good size chicken at least. ;)

Not necessarily, depends on the size of the Venezuelan bank notes.

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OTOH the size of the bank notes should be large enough to accommodate all the zeros. :?

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In Venezuela they people celebrate when water actually comes out of the faucet...


https://www.bloombergquint.com/business ... gs.SIl_O0w

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Life Without Water: Sweaty, Smelly, and Furious in Caracas

Andrew Rosati

(Bloomberg) -- Editors Note: There are few places as chaotic or dangerous as Venezuela. “Life in Caracas” is a series of short stories that seeks to capture the surreal quality of living in a land in total disarray.

When I’m lucky, a trickle flows through my apartment building’s rickety pipes. When I’m really lucky, they deliver as much as 30-straight minutes worth of H2O. That’s enough to fill up the 200-or-so-gallon tank in my kitchen and trigger a celebration.

I’ll do something crazy and run the water until it gets really hot before I jump into the shower.

The tank is hooked up to the building’s distribution system, so I don’t have to be present to collect the precious liquid. In past rentals, I had no net. I did the mad Caracas water dash when the pipes mysteriously started flowing while I was home. I’d fill buckets, pots, coffee mugs—anything.

True enough, in Caracas, we go without reliable access to an extensive list of basic life essentials, from toilet paper to toothpaste. But if you ask me, dry taps are by far the most unpleasant of the epic shortages.

Dishes are brushed off and reused, and clothing is not something regularly laundered, though, personally, I draw the line at multiple wearings of underwear or socks. You ask friends whether it’s okay to flush. You often do not. We’re sweaty and, yes, smelly, especially in the rainy season when the humidity can top 80 percent. We’re at risk, too, because water stagnating in the vessels that people stash around their homes attracts mosquitoes; malaria rates have soared.

The poorest, as usual, have it the worst, though no one is spared. Hospitals and schools, posh neighborhoods and slums, they all go without water—at times for weeks on end—making this man-made drought arguably the most equalizing disaster the socialist government has ever managed to engineer.






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In Venezuela they people celebrate when water actually comes out of the faucet...


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How is that different from Flint, Michigan? :roll:

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In Venezuela they people celebrate when water actually comes out of the faucet...


https://www.bloombergquint.com/business ... gs.SIl_O0w



How is that different from Flint, Michigan? :roll:

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The Flint, MI problem is being mitigated:

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On January 24, 2017 the MDEQ told Flint Mayor Karen Weaver that the lead content of Flint water had fallen below the federal limit. The 90th percentile of lead concentrations in Flint was 12 parts per billion from July 2016 through December 2016—below the "action level" of 15 ppb. It was 20 ppb in the prior six-month period.[15] On the next day, Flint Spokeswoman Kristin Moore said that anywhere from 18,000 to 28,000 homes in the city still needed service lines replaced, and that the city was planning to complete 6,000 homes per year through 2019.[16]

On March 7, 2017, it was reported Flint water sampled by the state in February registered below the federal threshold for lead with 90 percent of samples at or below eight parts per billion, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says. The MDEQ said February's water tests mark the seventh straight month in which city water was below the 15 ppb level enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. February's testing also showed 95.8 percent of samples taken at homes at risk of high lead levels were at or below 15 ppb.[17]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_wat ... s#Synopsis

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June 15 - George Krisztian, an assistant director of DEQ's Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance, said that Flint's 90th percentile for lead was 6 ppb in the first six months of the year, up since the state stopped bottled water deliveries to the city in April. The MDEQ also said it's ready to turn the testing program back over to the city.[72]
July 11 - Elon Musk states on Twitter: "Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels. No kidding."[73]
July 30 - The DEQ announced that in June and July 2018, of the 420 filtered water samples from Flint Public Schools tested, 100 percent were below 15 parts per billion of lead, and more than 99 percent met the 5 ppb bottled water standard.[74]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_water_crisis#2018

Unless you consider the government in Venezuela devaluating its currency for the umpteenth time an improvement, the situation in Venezuela is getting worse by the day.

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How is that different from Flint, Michigan? :roll:

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On January 24, 2017 the MDEQ told Flint Mayor Karen Weaver that the lead content of Flint water had fallen below the federal limit. The 90th percentile of lead concentrations in Flint was 12 parts per billion from July 2016 through December 2016—below the "action level" of 15 ppb. It was 20 ppb in the prior six-month period.[15] On the next day, Flint Spokeswoman Kristin Moore said that anywhere from 18,000 to 28,000 homes in the city still needed service lines replaced, and that the city was planning to complete 6,000 homes per year through 2019.[16]

On March 7, 2017, it was reported Flint water sampled by the state in February registered below the federal threshold for lead with 90 percent of samples at or below eight parts per billion, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says. The MDEQ said February's water tests mark the seventh straight month in which city water was below the 15 ppb level enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. February's testing also showed 95.8 percent of samples taken at homes at risk of high lead levels were at or below 15 ppb.[17]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_wat ... s#Synopsis

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June 15 - George Krisztian, an assistant director of DEQ's Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance, said that Flint's 90th percentile for lead was 6 ppb in the first six months of the year, up since the state stopped bottled water deliveries to the city in April. The MDEQ also said it's ready to turn the testing program back over to the city.[72]
July 11 - Elon Musk states on Twitter: "Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels. No kidding."[73]
July 30 - The DEQ announced that in June and July 2018, of the 420 filtered water samples from Flint Public Schools tested, 100 percent were below 15 parts per billion of lead, and more than 99 percent met the 5 ppb bottled water standard.[74]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_water_crisis#2018

Unless you consider the government in Venezuela devaluating its currency for the umpteenth time an improvement, the situation in Venezuela is getting worse by the day.

Yes I know that the Flint situation is kind of fixed now. But who care some coons to drink leaded water anyway.

But then what is the matter with Kansas. The state prefers dry cleaning over the citizens drinking water.

Kansas Didn't Tell Residents Their Water Was Contaminated For Years.

It seems that the same has been going on in Kansas a long time: business interest over citizen interest.

I just have to wonder the level of democracy in that state. :shock:

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